News in Review - April 1999 The Battle for Kosovo: NATO hits Yugoslavia

Ironically, in the year the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is also involved in a war in the ill-fated Balkans. Attempting to redress ethnic cleansing, the mass migration of refugees – ethnic Albanians – out of Kosovo and what has been called genocide, NATO launched an escalating bombing campaign targeted at crippling the government of ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

News in Review - April 1999 Israel 2000: A New Middle East?

In the last year of the 20th century, Israel faces a pivotal election and will either opt for a continued stand-off with Palestinians or enact the accommodations agreed to in the Olso peace accord. At the same time, it is also facing key negotiations to get out of Lebanon, to settle the Golan Heights issue with Syria and to reach ...
  • 1999
  • 00:11:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

News in Review - April 1999 Olympic Corruption: Cleaning up the IOC

The loss of faith in an international institution and the loss of face and credibility on the part of the IOC are key issues in this story. For many Canadians, it has been particularly troubling watching Toronto's bid for the 2008 Olympics fade in light of mounting evidence of wide-scale corruption in the site selection process and the growing conviction ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:17
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  • Added on: 04/15/1999

News in Review - April 1999 Nunavut: Birth of a Territory

"From sea unto sea unto sea" takes on even more significance as 25 000 people, mainly native peoples, celebrate the birth of their new territory and a new government within the Canadian confederation. This special News in Review report documents the division of the former Northwest Territories into two separate legislative entities. Largely unknown to most southerners, Nunavut in many respects is ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

News in Review - May 1999 Slobodan Milosevic: Reasserting Serb Rule

In this segment, we trace the war in Yugoslavia from the post-Tito ethnic clashes throughout that nation, to the splintering of the Balkan states, to the most recent events. The perspective that this summary presents is important to understanding how the pieces of the Balkan puzzle, and the current situation in Kosovo in particular, fit into place. Archival material featuring ...
  • 1999
  • 00:30:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

News in Review - May 1999 Aftermath: Return and Reconstruction

There is little doubt that the war in Yugoslavia and Kosovo is a conflict not restricted to that region alone. This episode examines the complexity of the international response, both military and humanitarian, and the global balance of power that has shifted significantly as a result of the conflict. But it is perhaps the international response to the refugee situation ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

News in Review - May 1999 Kosovo: 1938 to Modern Times

From the Turkish occupation of Yugoslavia, to the "loss" of Kosovo, through the German occupation of the region, to the Communist and then post-Tito years, to the recent ethnic clashes and the hard-fisted regime of Slobodan Milosevic, the Balkans have continued to threaten the security and political integrity of the European continent. And at the heart of the crisis is ...
  • 1999
  • 00:09:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

News in Review - May 1999 NATO at 50: A New Role

This international organization dedicated to the peace and security of its member nations and of a particular area of the globe has conducted an extensive bombing campaign against another sovereign state. And this has occurred during a year in which NATO was to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This report looks at the NATO perspective on the war, the organization’s origins, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

News in Review - October 1999 Chinese Boat People: Human Cargo

In a nation that was built by people escaping harsh conditions in search of a better life, immigration and refugee policies have been issues about which many Canadians often feel ambivalent or perplexed. When illegal migrants land on our shores unexpectedly and under harsh conditions, our principles and sympathies can be severely put to the test. Determining what is the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

News in Review - November 1999 Crisis in Russia: Civil Unrest

In this report, which examines the latest in a series of crises that Russia has faced, especially since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, we look at the country’s attempt to grapple with what Russian leaders refer to as Islamic fundamentalists stirring up trouble in southern republics, and what others refer to as civil war. The violence and bombings in ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999